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it's monday, may 2nd. coming up on "early today," a chaotic scene. nine arrests as police and anti-capitalist protesters clash in seattle during a may day parade. donald trump stands confident ahead of what might be ted cruz's last stand. >> the two last ones, they're like hanging by their fingertips. they're choking. don't let me fall, don't let me fall. then to a $5 million lawsuit against starbucks for putting too much ice in one woman's drink. plus, a massive church fire on one of the holiest days of the year. imagine getting paid $55 million to leave your job. and happy first birthday to a princess. "early today" starts right now.
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good morning. i'm dara brown. violence overran may day events in seattle last night. peaceful marches took a turn for the worst when a reportedly anti-capitalist group joined in. some protesters throwing rocks, flares, and bricks at police. five officers were injured, including one who was hit by a molotov cocktail and one who was bitten. police responded with pepper spray and flash bangs and were eventually able to gain control of the situation. nine people were arrested. police posted this photo to twitter of weapons seized by police, including a wooden stake, pipes, and what appears to be a molotov cocktail made from a beer bottle. we are on the eve of the indiana primary and what is one of the final chances republicans have to force a contested convention. the latest nbc news/"wall street journal"/marist poll has donald trump leading ted cruz by 15 points while john kasich has all but written off the hoosier state. trump could slide toward obtaining the 1,237 delegates
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needed to win the gop nomination on a first ballot. and he raised the stakes on tomorrow's outcome over the weekend. >> if we win indiana, it's over, okay? >> however, it is the explicit language trump used yesterday when discussing america's trade with china that is raising some eyebrows. >> we can't continue to allow china to rape our country, and that's what they're doing. it's the greatest theft in the history of the world. >> those comments came after massive crowds of protesters disrupted the california republican convention this weekend, forcing trump and his secret service detail to scale a wall to get to his own event. trump had this to say about the protests that have followed him throughout california. he had this to say. >> that was not the easiest
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entrance i ever made. my wife called said there were helicopters. it was fence after fence. i felt like i was crossing a border. i was crossing the border, but i got here. >> ted cruz and pete wilson told activists failure to stop trump could result in loss of both houses of congress. cruz also laid the future of the republic at the feet of indiana voters last night. >> across this nation americans are asking that indiana bring common sense and good judgment to save this country from the path that we are barrelling down. i believe in the people of the hoosier state. i believe in the men and women gathered here and the goodness of the american people that we will not give in to evil. >> indiana governor mike pence has also endorsed cruz ahead of the primary in his state. this morning, pence published an op-ed in the "indianapolis
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star," standing behind his endorsement. he will stand behind cruz later today. meanwhile, heidi cruz may have gotten her husband in some hot water when she told a crowd, quote, ted is an immigrant, he is hispanic, he can unify this party. to which trump very quickly pounced. >> ted is an immigrant, and that's what i've been saying. except i think she was trying to put a little bit of a latin turn on it. he was born in canada, folks. >> cruz also refused to answer "meet the press" moderator chuck todd's nine attempts to get cruz to answer if he would support trump as the nominee. >> don't you think it's important to take a stand? you just said if it's a time for choosing, if it's a time for choosing, say it. for him or against him as the nominee? it's a time for choosing s it not? >> chuck, you're welcome to lobby support for trump as much as possible. we're going to beat trump because trump's winning the nomination loses the country. >> don't you think republican voters --
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>> and i'm not willing to give up on america. and i'm not willing to give up on america. >> but if you care this much about it, don't you think you saying i can't support him if he's the nominee doesn't light a fire and send a sense of urgency to the republican party? as for the democrats, bernie sanders for the first time is making the argument that if clinton clinches the nomination with super delegates and not with pledged delegates, there will be a contested contest at the contention. after a week of apparent shifting of how he would try to influence the democratic platform, sanders came out, guns blazing, on delegate math and switching super delegate preferences. he's determined to fight on for the democratic nomination. as for hillary clinton, she held one of her first campaign events in indiana this weekend. she continued her pivot toward the general and did not hold back attacking her republican opponents. clinton barely mentioned sanders. instead, she talked about the violence at trump's events. our latest poll out of indiana finds clinton leading sanders by just four points, 50% to 46%.
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sanders, meanwhile, predicted a win at an event in south bend, indiana, last night. and of course this weekend president obama made his last appearance at the white house correspondents' dinner. he took a final bow and threw in some of his best lines yet. >> is this dinner too tacky for the donald? but in fairness, he has spent years meeting with leaders from around the world. miss sweden, miss argentina, miss azerbaijan. and with that, i just have two more words to say. obama out. a massive fire destroyed a historic church in new york city. it all happened just hours after more than 700 members of the serbian orthodox cathedral celebrated easter.
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luckily, the cathedral which was originally designed in 1850 was empty when the fire started. the building's caretaker suffered minor injuries. one parishioner said the church meant the world to the serbian community and, quote, my heart is completely broken. the bodies of an elite climber and his cameraman had been found in a thawing glacier 16 years after they first went missing. elite climber alex lowe and cameraman david bridges went missing in october 1999 after they were buried in an avalanche while climbing at over 26,000 feet. it happened while climbing in tibet as part of a documentary. the pair, along with another climber, were seeking to become the first americans to ski down the summit. their remains were found last week by two climbers. puerto rico is set to default on debt payments at the end of business today. now, home to over 3.5 million u.s. citizens, puerto rico is about to miss a $422 million payment today. the u.s. territory has a total debt of $70 billion. puerto rico has been plagued by high unemployment and crushing poverty.
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a bill to help has stalled in congress. another payment of more than $700 million is due in july. the raid that killed osama bin laden, cia director john brennan spoke exclusively to chuck todd on "meet the press." he was asked about saudi arabia's potential role in the 9/11 attacks. here's what he had to say. >> i think there's a combination of things that are accurate and inaccurate. i think the 9/11 commission took that joint inquiry and 28 pages or so and followed through on the investigation. and it came out with a very clear judgment that there was no evidence that indicated that the saudi government, as an institution or saudi officials individually, had financially supported al qaeda. heavy rains over the weekend brought major flooding across southwest louisiana, causing stalled vehicles and stranded residents. what does the week ahead look
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like? with that, here is meteorologist bill karins to give us a look ahead. >> jazz fest got washed out, pga event there got washed out. more thunderstorms this morning. severe thunderstorm watch this morning. we need that to stay off the coast. if that drifts inland, watch out. we already have rivers heading for major flood stage. now it will continue to get worse throughout this region. dallas and ft. worth have storms moving through. that's about over with. mississippi to alabama and louisiana, another inch two. you'll probably see more picks tomorrow of the flooding in this area. the other story going on out there is the incredible warmth we've had in the northwest. very warm weekend out there. sunday was very mild. now we have a chance for more record highs, lots of sunshine, 83 to 85 in seattle today on the heels of your all-time warmest april we just finished up with. wet weather stays in the southeast. a front will be cooling things off in the west in the middle of this week.
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by late week, that front moves into the middle of the country -- at least the middle of the rockies, heading toward the middle of the country toward next weekend. the temperatures today, this is amazing stuff in theead once again. in northern california that's more typical for you, where you should be. here is the head scratcher for you. seven of the last 19 months in seattle, all-time warmest month. seattle is on a toasty streak. >> ooh. >> that's a little weird. >> i don't know if it's good thing. it's still spring. you still want cool weather out there. bill, thank you so much for that. have you seen the video of the firefighters and the wild bear in a second-floor apartment? plus, starbucks and too much ice in those drinks. that's up next.
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starbucks is now face iing 5 million lawsuit over how much ice it uses in its drinks. an illinois woman says the coffee company purposefully gives its customers half the drink they are paying for. the class-action lawsuit was filed on behalf of anyone who has bought a cold drink in the last ten years. starbucks reportedly has called the lawsuit absurd. kensington palace released these new, adorable photos of princess charlotte to celebrate her first birthday today. they were taken by none other than her mom, kate. and take a look at these firefighters. >> come on, buddy. come on. >> good thing they're laughing. yes, real-life yogi bear bear
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was found rum anli rummaging th tenant's fridge. they don't know how the bear got in, but say a window or door must have been left ajar. let's get down to business now with landen dowdy. good morning, landen. a government filing shows meyer is entitled to $55 million if she is fired without cause. also, hulu wants to launch internet tv service, fox, abc, espn. they will also include a dvr-like function to let users
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it was a big weekend in sports. for that, we turn to my friend, betty nguyen. good morning, betty. >> hi, dara. for the first time in franchise history, the toronto raptors survived a seven-game series to advance to the playoffs. they eliminated the hard-charging indiana pacers 89-84. thanks to miami, where michael jordan and scottie pippen got caught up, the hornets were eviscerated. the heat face the raptors on tuesday in the next round of playoffs. then to golden state, where the steph curry-less warriors continue to dominate. klay thompson finished with a game high 37 points. next to talladega super speedway and the geico 500 and this.
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>> oh, man. >> chris buescher on his lid. >> thankfully, chris buescher lands on his wheels after flipping three times. scary moment there. then this in the last 28. a mash-up involving 17 cars. just incredible. when it was all said and done, brad keselowski won the demolition derby at talladega. whoo, what a show. dara, back to you. >> betty, thanks so much. >> just ahead, who put the bust in the ghost busters movie? plus, after a lot of rumors, malia obama has finally made a big decision. you're watching "early today." mean it now comes with an incredible promise. the always discreet double your money back guarantee. always discreet is for bladder leaks and it's drier than poise. try it. we're so confident you'll love it, we'll give you double your money back if you don't. incredible bladder protection.
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♪ you're only a day away ♪ now to entertainment news. at the box office this weekend, "the jungle book" easily kept the top spot, raking in more than $42 million and topping $600 million worldwide in just three weeks. meanwhile, "the huntsman: winter's war" just under $10 million. meanwhile, preparing to open in theaters friday, already raking in over $200 million overseas at the box office. the duchess of cambridge will grace the front of british "vogue" for the fashion magazine's 100th anniversary in june. the collaboration features a casual kate enjoying the
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countryside. legendary director to of "the godfather," and many other classics cemented his legacy friday. the 77-year-old put his hand and footprints in wet cement outside the historic tlc chinese theater. the imprints will be displayed to honor the oscar winner's 50-year career. later this morning, the first hearing will be held regarding prince's estate. at the request of the singer's sister, tyka nelson, a judge assigned a special administrator to secure the estate until an executor is appointed. today's hearing will begin the process of determining the fate of the late pop star's fortune. after a rough week with kelly rippa and michael strahan on "live," good news. the hosts who publicly reunited last week were honored at the annual daytime emmys, but neither was there to accept their award. so fellow daytime favorite dr. oz did the honors. sunday marked her 20th wedding anniversary to husband mark consuelos. cheers to them. and on "the tonight show," jimmy fallon poked some
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fun at the football player turned emmy winner as he heads to "gma." >> thank you, michael strahan, for exiting "live with kelly and michael" and leaving quite a big gap to fill. hey! whoa! >> you're trying to jab me, but it's cool. >> he jokes about the gap all the time. it's like his signature thing. >> david letterman had the same thing when he was doing that talk show. >> if you have it like that, leave it. if you change it, it's not the same. i want more of kelly and michael. now i'm interested. >> now you have to watch gma. oh, no, no. stay with "today." >> come on! >> i'm dara brown and this is "early today." this is 100% useful for a 100% fresh mouth.. what's it like to not feel 100% fresh?
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leading the news on nbcnews.com, five years after bin laden's death, what's changed? islamic extremism is still at large, though the leader of al qaeda has been long dead. in the five years following his death, the world has seen the rise of isis, a possible resurgence of al qaeda in yemen and syria, and new terror recruitment techniques, especially with social media platforms like twitter and facebook. in the most-read story in "the new york times," malia obama to attend harvard but not until 2017. first daughter malia will wait until her father's presidency is over to attend college. the news was announced by the white house yesterday. she won't be the first obama to attend harvard. both of her parents attended its law school. according to the hollywood reporter, "ghost busters" is the most disliked movie trailer in
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history, and it makes the top 25 most disliked trailers overall. it hits movies may 22nd. over the weekend, the largest stockpile of ivory tusks in history was set ablaze in kenya. 105 tons of ivory, to be exact. the move was meant to demonstrate the country's commitment to protecting its elephant and rhinoceros populations. the tusks were taken from about 8,000 animals. it was reportedly worth about $150 million on the black market. a brother was reunited with his family after 60 years, thanks to facebook. he was adopted as a baby, and he's been searching for his birth mother for the past 20 years. finally, after a little help from his daughter's facebook page, he recently reconnected with his family, and they welcomed him with open arms. >> it's an amazing story, something that only happens on tv, in a book or in a dream. it's here, and we're never going to let go. >> that's a nice scene.
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well, a race in key west over the weekend did not require getting out of bed. it's part of the island's 33rd annual republic bed race. the fun and games is all for a good cause. the race also raised money for the florida keys aids foundation. >> so, are you pushing or riding? >> i would be riding. >> and i'm pushing you? you would trust me to push you? >> right over the edge, bill. >> let's think about this. you really don't have any way out once you're seated. >> no, you don't, hanging on for dear life. >> if i was pushing you, you would be hanging on for dear life. >> that's true. happy birthday to dewayne "the rock" johnson. "mama mia" and "into the woods" star christine baranski is 64. the former lead singer of foreigner, lou graham, is 66. i'm dara brown. thanks for watching "early today." thanks for watching along with bill karins. hope you have a great monday and great start to your week.
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the solar impulse is ready to resume its historic voyage across the world... jerk. >> lift-off in only 30 minutes. the solar impulse is ready to resume its his other voyage across the world. >> judge a road closure kicking off today which will cut off action for tri-valley communities for months. more with mike in just minutes. and winning over the weekend that looked almost effortless. warriors throttle the trail blazers in the first game of that series. "today in the bay" starts right now. a good monday morning. thank you for joining us. i'm sam brock. >> i'm laura

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